Transition Program to Promote Incoming Nursing Student Success in Higher Education.

Authors: Latham CL, Singh H, Lim C, Nguyen E, Tara S


Nurse Educ. 2016 Nov/Dec;41(6):319-323

A new model for addressing first-generation and minority student issues when starting nursing school was implemented using an interactive, peer-developed, 2-day program to create a sense of community and relieve anxiety. The program focused on students' needs, engagement, networking, first-hand experience with resources and methods to reduce cultural dissonance. Participation included critiquing modeling of proper clinical attire, meeting with peer mentors, and locating important campus resources. The program, conducted by minority students under the supervision and guidance of faculty mentors, received excellent evaluations.



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